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"Explore the Redwoods Coast." California Things to Do Tip by worldkiwi

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  Redwood National Park, Northern California.
by worldkiwi

The 'Redwoods Coast' is found in the far north of California, in the counties of Del Norte and Humboldt. Redwood National Park is a long thin area that stretches down the coastline of these two counties. Alongside the national park are two state parks also worth exploration. These are Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.
Obviously, having your own transport is a big must if you want to explore this area. You should also realise that even in summer it can get quite cool in this region. This is not southern California. Actually, I found the climate similar to that of New Zealand.
One thing I discovered in America was that national and state parks have excellent visitor services. Make sure you take time to stop at the visitor centres and speak with the staff there. They give good information and there are usually excellent displays about the park.
In the heart of the main part of Redwood National Park (in Humboldt County) the tallest trees in the world are supposed to grow. Access to 'Tall Trees Grove' is by foot only and you need a permit (obtainable from the National Park office in Crescent City). The photo accompanying this entry is from Redwood Creek Overlook and looks over the general area where the 'Tall Trees Grove' is.


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  • Written Jan 11, 2007
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